SESI Talk: Passive Solar Construction for Northern Latitudes

April 15, 2009 - 1:00am

Building for the Future Passive: Solar Construction for Northern Latitudes

By Andy Smith P. Eng.

Free presentation and discussion. Free refreshments at 6:30 pm +

Solar Energy Society AGM will follow the talk at 8:30 pm

Passive solar space heating cost-effectively reduces the heating requirements and carbon footprint of many buildings, especially in Alberta with our cold, sunny winters. Recent projects such as the Riverdale Net Zero House are teaching us a lot about what works and what doesn’t. Proper design is crucial. Building designer and structural engineer Andy Smith will be addressing the nuances of passive design concepts. What are the best construction methods and materials? How high of a solar savings fraction can we really achieve in Northern Alberta?

Andy Smith is a Senior Structural Engineer and Project Manager at Aecom Design Canada, a large multidisciplinary consulting group. In that capacity he is involved in the design and construction of many different types of facilities, including two new Edmonton LRT stations. He is also a principal in Solnorth, a firm specializing in energy efficient and solar building design. Solnorth assisted in the design of the highly successful Riverdale Net Zero Energy demonstration project in Edmonton. Andy received his masters degree in structural engineering from the University of Alberta, and is presently the chairman of the board of directors of the Solar Energy Society of Canada — Northern Alberta Chapter.

Presented by

Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc.
Northern Alberta Chapter

TELUS World of Science


TELUS World of Science — Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
11211 142 Street
Edmonton , AB